Actress Brandis Kemp has passed away due to COVID-19 at age 76. Kemp was best known from her work in the cast of sketch-comedy series "Fridays", starring alongside Larry David and Michael Richards. She was also a member of the cast of short-lived "M*A*S*H" spinoff "AfterM*A*S*H".
During the 1980s and '90s she appeared on numerous TV series, including "Designing Women", "The Golden Girls" and "ER".
Kemp had experienced health issues in recent years, and last year was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer that typically targets the brain or spinal cord.
Sebastián Athie Dead At 24
Disney star Sebastián Athie has died at 24.
The "O11CE" actor's death was confirmed by Disney Latin America in a statement, ""Rest in peace, Sebas. Your art and your smile stay forever. We regret the departure of Sebastián Athie and we will always remember him for his talent, companionship, professionalism and above all, enormous heart. We accompany his family, friends and fans in his farewell."
The cause of death is not known.
Legendary Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels has passed away at the age of 83 after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke, his publicists said in a statement.
Daniels was best known for some of country music's biggest hits, including “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and “Long Haired Country Boy".
Broadway star Nick Cordero has died at age 41 following a lengthy hospitalization and numerous health complications due to COVID-19.
Cordero’s wife, Amanda Kloots, shared the heartbreaking news on Instagram.
“God has another angel in heaven now,” Kloots captioned a photo of Cordero. “My darling husband passed away this morning. He was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this earth.”
Oscar-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, has died at age 91.
Morricone’s longtime lawyer and friend, Giorgio Assumma, said the Maestro, as he was known, died in a Rome hospital of complications following a recent fall in which he broke a leg.
Actor Earl Cameron has died at 102.
The Bermuda-born star was best known for his roles in "Doctor Who" and the James Bond film "Thunderball".
However, it was Cameron's first on screen part in the 1951 "Pool of London" which is most notable as it was rare for a Black actor to have a starring role at the time.
Hugh Downs Dies At 99
Legendary "Today" and "20/20" broadcaster Hugh Downs has passed away. Downs lived a tremendously long life, passing at 99-years-old on July 1 in his Scottsdale, Arizona home. His family says the death is not related to COVID-19.
Jordan Groggs Dead At 32
Jordan Groggs, of hip-hop group Injury Reserve, has died at the age of 32.
The group's social media pages confirmed the new, “REST IN POWER Jordan Alexander Groggs a loving father, life partner and friend (6/1/1988-6/29/2020)."
A cause of death has not yet been revealed.
'Evil Dead II' Actor Danny Hick Dead At 68
Actor Danny Hicks, best known for his role in "Evil Dead II" has passed away at the age of 68.
In June, the actor shared the news that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.
Hicks also appeared in films such as "Elder Island", "Dead Season" and "Spider-Man 2".
Rapper Huey Dead At 31
Rapper Huey has died at age 31 after being shot in his native St. Louis, Missouri.
He was reportedly pronounced dead shortly after arriving at a local hospital.
A second victim was thought to have been transported to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Huey, whose real name was Lawrence Franks Jr., was best known for the 2006 hit "Pop, Lock & Drop It".
Director Joel Schumacher Dies At 80
Director Joel Schumacher passed away at the age of 80 after a year-long battle with cancer.
The director was best known for helming films like "St. Elmo's Fire", "The Lost Boys", "Flatliners", "Falling Down", "The Phantom Of The Opera" and the Batman films "Batman Forever" and "Batman And Robin".
R.I.P Tray Savage
Tray Savage (real name Kentray Young) was fatally shot in Chicago. The 26-year-old rapper was shot in the neck and shoulder while driving around in his car on Friday. There are no suspects at the time.
'Alien', 'Lord Of The Rings' Star Ian Holm Dead At 88
Sir Ian Holm, who starred in a number of classic films throughout his impressive career, has passed away at the age of 88.
The British actor starred in 1979's "Alien" and was Oscar-nominated for his role in the 1981 Best Picture winner "Chariots of Fire".
He later starred in films "Time Bandits", "Brazil", "The Fifth Element" and "The Sweet Hereafter" before playing Bilbo in Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
British Music Icon Vera Lynn Dies At 103
Vera Lynn, the woman who sang "We'll Meet Again", has passed away at 103.
Lynn and her song became an anthem of hope for Britain during the Second World War.
The singer also made news in April when Queen Elizabeth II used lyrics from "We'll Meet Again" in her address to the nation about the coronavirus lockdown.
Kim Jeong-hwan, formally known as Yohan from the K-pop group TST, has passed at the age of 28. KJ Entertainment, who represent TST, confirmed the news, writing, "We are sad to relay the most unfortunate, sorrowful news. On June 16, TST member Yohan left this world. The late Yohan’s family is currently in deep mourning."
R&B singer Bobby Lewis passed away in late April at age 95. Lewis was best known for the 1961 hit "Tossin' and Turnin'", which enjoyed seven weeks atop the Billboard Top 100.
The song was subsequently “Tossin’ and Turnin’” covered by artists like the Supremes, the Kingsmen, the Marvelettes and KISS member Peter Criss, and was featured in such films as "National Lampoon’s Animal House" and "American Graffiti".
Welsh singer Ricky Valance has passed away at age 84. Valance (who was born David Spencer) became the first Welsh solo artist to have a #1 song when his 1960 hit "Tell Laura I Love Her" rocketed to the top of the pop charts.
Mel Winkler Dead At 78
Mel Winkler, the actor best known for his role opposite Michael J. Fox in "Doc Hollywood", has died. He was 78.
His death was announced by family spokesperson Courtney Benson, who revealed he died of natural causes at his home in Hollywood.
Winkler also lent his voice to the series "The New Batman Adventures" and "Oswald".
Bonnie Pointer Passes
Bonnie Pointer of The Pointer Sisters died on Monday, June 8. The sad news was revealed by the Grammy-winner's sister, Anita Pointer.
“It is with great sadness that I have to announce to the fans of The Pointer Sisters that my sister, Bonnie died this morning,” Anita said. “Our family is devastated, on behalf of my siblings and I and the entire Pointer family, we ask for your prayers at this time.”
Mary Pat Gleason Dies At 70
Mary Pat Gleason has passed away.
Gleason's "Mom" co-star, Mimi Kennedy, confirmed the news on Instagram, writing, "I’m saddened to learn that Mary Pat Gleason passed away... I’m sure she was met with thunderous applause and a great party backstage. My love to you Mary and to your loved ones."
Kennedy also added a note in from Gleason's nephew, “Her curtain closed at 10:20 Tuesday evening.”
'9 To 5' Actress Peggy Pope Dead At 91
Peggy Pope, the actress who played Margaret in "9 To 5" has died at the age of 91.
According to her family, Pope died at home in Colorado, of causes unrelated to COVID-19.
Pope also worked with Jimmy Stewart and Sam Waterston on Broadway and with Billy Crystal on "Soap".
A KISS Goodbye For Bob Kulick
Rest easy, Bob Kulick. The KISS guitarist died at age 70. The news was broken by his brother, Bruce Kulick, on social media. No cause of death has been revealed.
"We are heartbroken," the official KISS account tweeted. "Our deepest condolences to the Kulick family in this difficult time."
Anthony James Dead At 77
"Unforgiven" and "In The Heat Of The Night" actor Anthony James has died at 77.
An obituary announcement posted by his funeral home revealed that James died of Cancer.
James retired from acting in the '90s and became an artist, showing his abstract paintings across the United States. He was also a published author.
Larry Kramer Dead At 84
Famed playwright Larry Kramer has died at the age of 84.
The Tony winner's husband confirmed the news to The New York Times, revealing, Kramer, who was known for his work on the play "Normal Heart" and his AIDS activism, died in Manhattan of pneumonia.
'Seinfeld' Actor Richard Herd Dies At 87
Character actor Richard Herd has passed away at the age of 87 after a battle with cancer.
The actor was best known for his turn as Mr. Wilhelm on "Seinfeld".
He also appeared in a wide variety of films and television, including "All the President's Men", "The China Syndrome", "T.J. Hooker" and "Rizzoli & Isles".
Jimmy Cobb's Swan Song
Jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb has left the stage. The prolific drummer lived a long life before succumbing to lung cancer at age 91. Cobb drummed alongside Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter and Cannonball Adderley throughout his career.
Gregory Tyree Boyce Found Dead
"Twilight" actor Gregory Tyree Boyce and his girlfriend, Natalie Adepoju, were found dead in Las Vegas on May 13.
A cause of death is pending a toxicology report and has yet to be announced
'Scarface' Actor Geno Silva Dead At 72
Actor Geno Silva passed away at the age of 72 following complications from dementia.
Silva is best remembered for his role as the assassin known as The Skull, who murders Al Pacino's Tony Montana in the 1983 classic "Scarface".
He also appeared in TV series and movies such as "Alias", "Tequila Sunrise" and "Amistad".
Director Lynn Shelton has passed away at age 54. Known for such indie films as "Humpday" and "Your Sister's Sister", she also directed numerous TV series, including "Mad Men", "Little Fires Everywhere" and "GLOW".
Shelton had been in a relationship with comedian Marc Maron, who revealed the sad news in a statement. “I have some awful news. Lynn passed away last night," said Maron. "She collapsed yesterday morning after having been ill for a week. There was a previously unknown, underlying condition. It was not COVID-19. The doctors could not save her. They tried. Hard."
Fred Willard Dead At 86
Fred Willard died on May 15, 2020 at the age of 86 of natural causes.
“It is with a heavy heart that I share the news my father passed away very peacefully last night at the fantastic age of 86 years old. He kept moving, working and making us happy until the very end. We loved him so very much! We will miss him forever," his daughter Hope tweeted.
Frank Bielec Dead At 72
"Trading Spaces" designer Frank Bielec died at 72 on May 15, 2020.
Bielec suffered a heart attack the day before and died during surgery.
Jerry Stiller has passed away at age 92.
The "Seinfeld" actor's son, Ben Stiller, confirmed the sad news on Twitter, writing: "I’m sad to say that my father, Jerry Stiller, passed away from natural causes.
"He was a great dad and grandfather, and the most dedicated husband to Anne [Meara] for about 62 years. He will be greatly missed. Love you Dad."
R&B singer Betty Wright has passed away at age 66. The cause of death has not been revealed.
Wright was just 18 when she burst on the music scene with her 1971 soul hit "Clean Up Woman", which remained her highest-charting song.
Other hits included "Let Me Be Your Lovermaker", "Shoorah Shoorah", "Tonight is the Night, "Where is the Love" and "No Pain, No Gain", a phrase she introduced into the lexicon.
Brian Anthony Howe Dead At 66
Brian Anthony Howe, the lead vocalist for Bad Company, has passed away at age 66.
The singer, who is thought to have had heart issues, died from cardiac arrest at his home in Florida.
Howe's son Michael told TMZ, "I feel we are all put in this world for a reason. The passion for music was my father’s, and I am so happy that his legacy will live on.”
Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider has died at age 73. Schneider, who played the synthesizer, vocoder, flute, and saxophone, as well as provided vocals, left the pioneering German electronic band in 2008 but was expected to participate in a 50th-anniversary tour this summer, which has since been cancelled due to the pandemic. Schneider's work had many fans, including David Bowie, who named his mostly instrumental track "V-2 Schneider" on his 'Heroes' album after him.
The Stranglers’ keyboardist Dave Greenfield has died following complications of the new coronavirus. He was 71.
According to a statement on the Stranglers website, Greenfield died on the evening of May 3, one week after testing positive for COVID-19.
American mezzo-soprano Rosaline Elias died at age 90 after battling congestive heart failure for the past six months. Elias remarkably made her Broadway debut at 81-years-old and was attending dress rehearsals as recently as Feb. 28.
Country singer Cady Groves has died at 30-years-old.
Groves' brother confirmed the sad news on Twitter, "Cady has left this world. Details are limited right now but family is trying to get them and will keep people updated,” he wrote. “Rest In Peace little sis."
Sam Lloyd has died. The "Scrubs" and "Cougar Town" actor died on Friday, May 1 after a long battle with cancer. He was first diagnosed in Jan. 2019. Lloyd is survived by his wife, Vanessa, and the couple's one child.
"Scrubs" star Zach Braff honoured Lloyd on Twitter: "Rest In Peace to one of the funniest actors I’ve ever had the joy of working with. Sam Lloyd made me crack up and break character every single time we did a scene together. He could not have been a kinder man. I will forever cherish the time I had with you, Sammy."
Tony Allen has died at the age of 79.
The pioneer drummer, who was known for being the driver of Afrobeat sound, died in Paris of an aortic aneurysm.
Allen's manager Eric Trosset confirmed the news to The Associated Press.
Well-known Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor died in a Mumbai hospital after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 67.
Best known in North America for his unforgettable performances in "The Life of Pi" and "Slumdog Millionaire", actor Irrfan Khan has passed away at age 54. Prior to his Hollywood success, Khan was a veteran character actor in numerous Bollywood productions. On the small screen, he also appeared in HBO's "In Treatment", along with such films as "The Amazing Spider-Man", "Lunchbox" and "Jurassic World".
Gospel singer Troy Sneed has lost his life due to COVID-19 complications. Sneed, 52, died Monday at a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. He earned a Grammy nomination for his work on the Youth For Christ’s 1999 album Higher.
Gene Dynarksi died on Feb. 27 in a rehabilitation centre in Studio City. The 86-year-old had notable appearances in "Seinfeld", "Duel" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind".
Dimitri Diatchenko, the actor best known for his role in "Chernobyl Diaries" has died. He was 52.
According to TMZ, the actor's brother revealed Diatchenko was found at his home in Daytona Beach, FL. by police. The outlet says his death was not related to the novel coronavirus and there are no signs of foul play.
Tom Lester, best known for his work as Eb Dawson on "Green Acres", has died from complications related to Parkinson’s disease. He was 81.
Lester’s death was confirmed by his brother Michael on Facebook, who wrote, "Lester died of complications from Parkinson’s Disease on April 20, 2020 in the Nashville, Tennessee home of his fiancee and long term caregiver, Jackie Peters."
Lester was the last surviving cast member of "Green Acres".
Shirley Knight has departed this world. The two-time Oscar nominee and three-time Emmy winner died of natural causes in her San Marcos, Texas home. She was 83.
Allen Daviau Dies Of Coronavirus At 77
Cinematographer Allen Daviau, best known for his work on "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" and "Empire Of The Sun" has died following complications of coronavirus. He was 77.
“Allen was diagnosed about a week ago and went to West Hills Hospital because of underlying conditions,” Bob Beitcher, MPTF president and CEO told Deadline in a statement. “In the last few days, as his condition went downhill and it was clear that he wasn’t going to survive, his friends and healthcare advocates and our staff worked to bring him back to MPTF, because he wanted to die at home. This had been his home for the last eight years.”
Comedian Vic Henley Dead At 57
Comedy Central star Vic Henley has died at the age of 57 after suffering a pulmonary embolism.
"The world loved Vic for the smile and laughter he brought to us all. The amount of venues he performed in around the country and being nominated eight times for Comedian of the Year tells you a small amount of the respect he had in his industry of work," Henley's niece, Tatum Singley, revealed in a Facebook post. "And he loved his work because it brought him so many of his friends. His friends were also a part of his and our family."
Henley is known for his half-hour Comedy Central special and also performed on both "The Late Show" and "The Tonight Show".
Thomas L. Miller
Television and Broadway producer Thomas L. Miller passed away at age 79 from complications with heart disease. Miller is best remembered for his role as executive producer on such hit ABC sitcoms as "Full House" and "Perfect Strangers". He went on to shift his focus to the theatre, producing such Broadway musicals as the Tony-winning "War Horse".
Jay Benedict is among the growing number of fatalities attributed to COVID-19. Benedict, 68, was perhaps best known for his work on "Aliens", "The Dark Knight Rises" and U.K. television program "Emmerdale".
Baseball Hall of Fame player Al Kaline, aka Mr Tiger, has died at 85.
Kaline was recruited to the Detroit Tigers straight out of high school and played his entire 22-season career with the team including 18 All-Star games.
Former Bond Girl Honor Blackman Dead At 94
Actress Honor Blackman, best known for her role as Pussy Galore in the 1964 James Bond film “Goldfinger”, has died at the age of 94.
Blackman’s family released a statement following her death, reading, “It’s with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Honor Blackman aged 94. She died peacefully of natural causes at home in Lewes, Sussex surrounded by her family. She was much loved and will be greatly missed by her two children Barnaby Kaufmann and Lottie Croft, adopted during her marriage to Maurice Kaufmann and her four grandchildren.”
Blackman also starred as Cathy Gale in “The Avengers” series which aired 1961-1969.
Shirley Douglas, mother to actor Kiefer Sutherland and daughter of medicare founder Tommy Douglas, has died at 86.
“Sadly she had been battling for her health for quite some time and we, as a family, knew this day was coming," Sutherland said in a statement.
Logan Williams, the actor known for his role as young Barry Allen in "The Flash", has died at the age of 16.
No cause of death has been confirmed reports the NY Post.
Italian shoe designer Sergio Rossi has died from complications of the coronavirus. He was 84.
"Today everyone at Sergio Rossi joins me in remembering our dear Sergio, the inspiring founder of our dream," wrote Riccardo Sciutto, CEO of the Sergio Rossi Group, on Instagram. "Sergio Rossi was a master, and it is my great honour to have met him and gotten to present him the archive earlier this year. His vision and approach will remain our guide in the growth of the brand and the business."
Bill Withers has passed away at age 81 from heart complications.
His family say in a statement: "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved, devoted husband and father. A solitary man with a heart driven to connect to the world at large, with his poetry and music, he spoke honestly to people and connected them to each other.
“As private a life as he lived close to intimate family and friends, his music forever belongs to the world. In this difficult time, we pray his music offers comfort and entertainment as fans hold tight to loved ones.”
Jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli has passed away at age 94 after testing positive for COVID-19. During a music career that spanned eight decades, Pizzarelli played in the orchestra of Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show", and worked with a genre-spanning array of artists including Ray Charles, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Les Paul, Carly Simon and Paul McCartney.
Country singer Joe Diffie has passed away at age 61 due to complications with COVID-19, two days after announcing he'd been diagnosed.
Diffie was one of the most successful singer-songwriters of the 1990s, writing hit songs for such artists as Tim McGraw, Conway Twitty and Jo Dee Messina. He won a Grammy in 1998 for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, for "Same Old Train".
Diffie's hits include "Home", "If The Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)", "New Way (To Light Up An Old Flame)", "Ships That Don’t Come In", "Honky Tonk Attitude" and more.
Actor John Callahan, best known for playing Edmund Gray on daytime drama "All My Children" passed away from a stroke at age 66.
“We are extremely saddened and distraught over the loss of John," his ex-wife, actress Eva LaRue, wrote in a statement. "He was my great friend, co-parent and amazing father to Kaya. The absence of his bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. Words cannot express the shock and devastation we are feeling at this time. The Yankees just lost one of their greatest fans.”
Mark Blum Dies Following Complications Of COVID-19
Actor Mark Blum, known for roles in "Desperately Seeking Susan" and "Crocodile Dundee", has died from complications of the coronavirus at age 69.
Blum also starred as Mr. Mooney on the hit Netflix series "You".
William Dufris, Voice Of 'Bob The Builder', Dead At 62
William Dufris, the iconic voice behind "Bob The Builder", has died at the age of 62 after a long battle with cancer.
Pocket Universe Productions, a company he co-founded alongside Lance Roger Axt, confirmed the news on Twitter, "We are heartbroken to announce that the co-founder of Pocket and the director of 'EC Comics Presents... The Vault of Horror,' William Dufris, has died from cancer. There is a hole in a lot of people’s hearts right now. We will have more to say later. Bless you, Bill."
Chef Floyd Cardoz
Chef Floyd Cardoz, known for winning season three of Food Network Canada's "Top Chef Masters", has died a week after testing positive for the coronavirus. He was 59.
A spokesperson from the celebrity chef's Hunger Inc. Hospitality Group confirmed the news to People magazine.
Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally has died at the age of 81.
According to the star's publicist, McNally died of complications from the coronavirus. He previously battled lung cancer and lived with chronic inflammatory lung disease.
"Carol Burnett Show" actor Lyle Waggoner died March 17 at the age of 84 after a brief illness. With roles in TV series including "Wonder Woman", where he played Steve Trevor and Steve Trevor Jr. for three seasons, Waggoner was a 1960s and 1970s heartthrob. Cast in hunky roles, the actor was also the first male semi-nude centrefold for Playgirl magazine in 1973.
Hollywood film star Stuart Whitman has passed at his home in Montecito, California, after battling skin cancer. The actor was 92.
Whitman was best known for starring in western dramas of the 1960s and 1970s, alongside John Wayne, including the 1961 classic "The Comancheros".
Following his father's passing, Whitman's son Justin told TMZ, "We were proud of him for his TV, film roles and his Oscar nomination, but what we will really remember is his exuberant love of his family and friends."
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Charles Wuorinen passed away on Wednesday. Tragically, his death was a result of injuries sustained from a fall in September. He was 81-years-old.
Character actor R.D. Call, known to movie fans for his roles in "Waterworld", "Born on the Fourth of July" and more, has passed away at the age of 70.
The Utah native also regularly worked in films alongside Sean Penn, including "At Close Range", "Colors", "State of Grace", "The Weight of Water", "I Am Sam" and "Babel", as well as the Penn-directed "Into the Wild".
"R.D. was as tough as nails on the outside but a real gentleman on the inside," his family told The Hollywood Reporter. "He could be very intimidating at first sight or even a little scary to some. But once you got to know him, his directness turned into a kind fondness for getting to know people. He was who he was, honest, direct, genuine and funny... there was no pretense or phoniness."
Max Von Sydow
Iconic Swedish actor Max von Sydow has passed away at the age of 90.
“Is with a broken heart and with infinite sadness that we have the extreme pain of announcing the departure of Max von Sydow, on March 8, 2020,” the actor's wife Catherine said in a statement.
With a career spanning eight decades, von Sydow came to prominence working with acclaimed director Ingmar Bergman on films such as "The Seventh Seal" and "Wild Strawberries".
He went on to star in such films as "The Exorcist", "Dune", "Minority Report" and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens".
Global's "The Young And The Restless" actor Roscoe Born has died at age 69. Born, who also starred in "All My Children", died on Tuesday, March 3. No cause of death given was given.
“It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of Roscoe Born’s passing. He was an incredibly talented actor and songwriter," his friend Deanna Lynne shared on Facebook. "Many who knew him know how dedicated he was to social and political causes. He will be missed forever.”
Nick Apollo Forte
Nick Apollo Forte, known for his work in Woody Allen's "Broadway Danny Rose", has died. He was 81.
According to Forte's family, the actor died in his hometown of Waterbury, Connecticut, writing he "passed away peacefully and surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020."
Lee Phillip Bell
Lee Phillip Bell, the mind behind the Global's "The Young and the Restless’ and “The Bold and The Beautiful" has died at the age of 91.
Bell's children, William James Bell, Bradley Phillip Bell and Lauralee Bell Martin, announced the sad news with a statement: “Our mother was a loving and supportive wife, mother and grandmother. Gracious and kind, she enriched the lives of all who knew her. We will miss her tremendously.”
Mazzy Star co-founder and guitarist David Roback has passed away. Mazzy Star's publicist announced the sad news on Tuesday, but did not mention of the cause or date of death.
Silent film star Diana Serra Cary, who went by the stage name of Baby Peggy, died at the age of 101 in Gustine, California on Feb. 24.
The actress starred in around 150 short films and features between 1921 to 1924 paving the way for other child actors like Judy Garland and Shirley Temple.
Model, style expert, TV personality and restaurateur B. Smith passed away at age 70 after a long battle with early onset Alzheimer's disease. One of the top models of the 1970s, Smith went on to host TV series "B. Smith with Style", a syndicated talk show that debuted in 1997.
"It is with great sadness that my daughter Dana and I announce the passing of my wife, Barbara Elaine Smith," shared her husband, Dan Gansby. "Heaven is shining even brighter now that it is graced with B.‘s dazzling and unforgettable smile.”
Tony-winning actress Zoe Caldwell has passed away at the age of 86 from complications related to Parkinson's disease.
The Broadway star played a number of iconic roles on the stage, including Cleopatra, Saint Joan, Lillian Hellman and Medea.
Up-and-coming rapper Pop Smoke is dead after an apparent home invasion robbery.
Two men in masks reportedly broke into his Hollywood Hills home then shot and killed the 20-year-old.
Pop Smoke, whose real name is Bashar Barakah Jackson, was pronounced dead in hospital.
The rapper had a hit in the summer of 2019 with the song "Welcome to the Party".
Esther Scott, known for her roles in "Boy N The Hood" and "Hart Of Dixie", has died at the age of 66.
According to her team, the actress died after suffering a heart attack in her Santa Monica home.
She also made guest appearances on “Beverly Hills, 90210”, “Full House”, “Ellen”, “Sister Sister" and "The Steve Harvey Show".
Actress and singer Ja'net DuBois passed away unexpectedly in her sleep at age 74. Best known for playing neighbour Wilona on 1970s sitcom "Good Times", DuBois is also remembered for writing and singing the theme song for another sitcom, "Movin' On Up" from "The Jeffersons".
Legendary producer and DJ Andrew Weatherall, 56, has died.
Weatherall's team confirmed the sad news in a statement to rottersgolfclub.com, “We are deeply sorry to announce that Andrew Weatherall, the noted DJ and musician passed away in the early hours of this morning, Monday 17th February 2020, at Whipps Cross Hospital, London. The cause of death was a pulmonary embolism. He was being treated in hospital but unfortunately, the blood clot reached his heart. His death was swift and peaceful.”
Weatherall is known for his work with Primal Scream, Beth Orton and F**k Buttons, New Order, My Bloody Valentine, and Björk.
Jason Davis, the actor who lent his voice to Mikey Blumberg on the Disney Channel animated series "Recess", has died at the age of 35.
His mother, Nancy Davis Rickel, confirmed the news to 'The Hollywood Reporter': "I am so heartbroken to share the saddest news of my life that my son Jason Davis passed away this morning in Los Angeles... Jason had a true heart of gold with such a zest for life. He was such a caring soul to everybody who ever knew him."
Davis's cause of death has yet to be revealed.
Caroline Flack, former host of the British reality dating show "Love Island", has died at the age of 40.
According to a family spokesperson, Flack died by suicide in her London home.
Lynn Cohen, known for her roles in "Sex And The City" and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" has died at the age of 86.
According to her manager Josh Pultz, the veteran screen and stage actress died in her apartment in New York City.
Cohen played the beloved Magda, Miranda Hobbes' (Cynthia Nixon) housekeeper in the long-running HBO comedy.
Jacob Thiele, the former keyboardist for the rock band The Faint, has died at the age of 40.
Thiele's bandmates confirmed the sad news on social media, but the cause of death was not disclosed.
Thiele also was a part of the side-project, Depressed Buttons.
"Nanny McPhee" child actor Raphaël Coleman (pictured left) has died at age 25. Coleman “collapsed without prior health problems in the middle of a trip and could not be restored," according to a statement from his stepfather, Carsten Jensen, on Facebook.
Best known for starring in such television hits as "Hawaiian Eye", "The Wild WIld West" and "Baa Baa Black Sheep", actor Robert Conrad has passed away at age 84. “He lived a wonderfully long life and while the family is saddened by his passing, he will live forever in their hearts,” said a family spokesman.
Actor and talk show racounteur Orson Bean has passed away at 91. According to reports, Bean was killed when he was struck by multiple cars while walking across a street in Venice, California. Appearing in such TV series as “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”
and films including“Anatomy of a Murder” and “Being John Malkovich”, Bean also appeared on Broadway, receiving a Tony nomination for the 1962 musical “Subways Are for Sleeping”. Bean will best be remembered for his numerous appearances on talk shows and game shows, including a six-year stint as a panelist on "To Tell the Truth". Bean is survived by wife Alley Mills ("The Wonder Years") and four children from his two previous marriages.
"Invincible" actor Kevin Conway has passed away. The "Gettysburg" died Wednesday of a heart attack, according to his publicist. Conway was 77-years-old.
NASCAR and IndyCar racer John Andretti has passed away after a long battle with colon cancer. He was 56. The nephew of racing legend Mario Andretti, he was honoured in a statement: "John was a loving husband and father, a devoted son and a trusted cousin. He was a philanthropist, an advocate for the sport, a dedicated teammate, a driven competitor and most importantly a dear friend.”
Actor Neville Buswell, known for his role as Ray on “Coronation Street”, has died at the age of 77.
An obituary was shared in late January from Las Vegas’ Palm Eastern Mortuary and Cemetery, confirming Buswell died on Christmas Day.
The actor was a regular on the beloved, long-running British soap opera since 1966.
Kobe Bryant And Daughter Gianna
Kobe Bryant, 41, and daughter Gianna, 13, were killed in a helicopter crash along with a number of other people on Jan. 26.
John Karlen, the actor known for his roles in "Dark Shadows" and "Cagney & Lacey", has died at 86.
Karlen's longtime friend, Jim Pierson, told the Associated Press the actor died of congestive heart failure at a hospice in Burbank.
Beloved star of the Monty Python troupe Terry Jones has passed away at the age of 77.
As a comedian, film director, historian, and author, Jones wore many hats. He was most well known for his work with Monty Python. He co-directed “The Holy Grail” with Terry Gilliam, as well as directed “Life of Brian” and “The Meaning of Life”.
Saxophonist and composer Jimmy Heath has passed away at age 93. A native of Philadelphia, Heath began performing in the 1940s, when he was mentored by jazz great Dizzy Gillespie. Throughout his illustrious career, Heath performed with some of the most iconic figures in jazz, including Miles Davis and John Coltrane.
Christopher Tolkien has died at the age of 95.
Tolkien played a major role in protecting the legacy of his father, J.R.R. Tolkien’s (pictured) “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. He helped edit and publish much of the writer’s work after J.R.R. died in 1973.
Actress Norma Michaels has passed away at 95. She was known for her roles in the TV series “King Of Queens” as Josephine and in “Modern Family” as Helen. She also acted in a variety of other series, from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” to “Brooklyn Nine-Nine".
WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson has passed away at age 75. The father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the elder Johnson began his pro wrestling career in the 1960s. His career took off when he made his debut with the WWE (then the WWF) in 1983, where he gained popularity as one half of the tag team Soul Patrol, along with Tony Atlas. The duo made history as the WWE's first African-American World Tag Team Champions. Johnson retired from wrestling in 1991, and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008.
Stan Kirsch, who starred in the original "Highlander" TV series from 1992 to 1998, has died at 51.
“I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support," his wife Kristyn Green wrote in a Facebook post. "I haven’t been able to respond to all the texts, calls, emails — but have read or listened to every single one of them. I feel surrounded by love and am forever grateful to each and every one of you.”
Harry Hains has died at the age of 27.
The actor, known for his roles on "American Horror Story" and Netflix's "The OA", passed away at his home according to his mother, actress Jane Badler.
Badler confirmed the tragic news on Instagram, writing, "On Jan. 7 my beautiful son died. He was 27 and had the world at his feet. But sadly he struggled with mental illness and addiction. A brilliant spark shone bright too short a time... I will miss you, Harry, every day of my life."
Up-And-Coming Rapper Lexii Alijai Dead At 21
Lexii Alijai has passed away at the age of 21.
The rapper’s cousin shared the sad news on Facebook, “Rest in paradise you’ll never be forgotten.”
The cause of her death is still under investigation.
Silvio Horta, ‘Ugly Betty’ Creator, Dead At 45
“Ugly Betty” creator Silvio Horta has died. He was 45.
In a report from Variety, Horta’s body was discovered in a hotel room in Miami, Florida, on Tuesday, with sources telling the outlet that he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Alexis Eddy Dies Suddenly At 23
Alexis Eddy, star of MTV’s “Are You The One”, has died at the young age of 23.
According to a statement to Entertainment Tonight, police were unable to revive Eddy when they arrived at her mother’s house. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
’77 Sunset Strip’ Star Edd Byrnes Dead At 87
Actor Edd Byrnes, a.k.a. Kookie on the hit TV show “77 Sunset Strip”, and who also appeared in the movie “Grease,” has died. He was 87.
Logan Byrnes, the actor’s son, released a statement revealing his father died at his home in Santa Monica.
Rush Drummer Neil Peart Dead At 67
Rush’s Neil Peart has died at the age of 67.
The news was initially confirmed to Rolling Stone by Elliott Mintz, a spokesperson for the Peart family, and according to the statement, the iconic musician died after a long battle with brain cancer.
Buck Henry, known for co-writing "The Graduate", has died. He was 89.
Henry's wife, confirmed the news to The Washington Post, while revealing he died from a heart attack.